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Goofs

Anachronisms 

Background music while Tita and Nacha are cooking in the kitchen tells the story of a car breakdown.
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At Esperanza's wedding to Alex Brown, the groom is shown opening a bottle of André Champagne, complete with plastic cork, in 1934 long before this product was available.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the narrator says "that night she [Tita] cried and knitted" Tita is clearly shown crocheting with one hook instead of knitting, which requires two.
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Continuity 

When Tita receives the roses from Pedro for being the ranch's cook for one year, they are light pink/coral. When she's preparing to make quails with rose petal sauce, the roses are red.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Reflected in a window during a dolly shot as Tita leaves the table while everyone eats their cake.
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Factual errors 

When Dr. Brown holds up a piece of white phosphorus, nothing happens. White phosphorus ignites in air at room temperature, however, so it should have been shown burning.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Rosaura is dead from severe gastrointestinal problems, you can see her chest go up and down as the actress is breathing.
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A supposedly dead Nacha can be seen breathing. Her chest rises and falls.
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